Girls Inc. of San Diego County provides no-cost, research-based programming to under served girls throughout the county. Delivered by trained professionals girls participate in weekly programs that cultivate all aspects of her life – her academic career, social life and physical well-being. Girls learn to value themselves, discover and develop their inherent strengths, and receive the support they need to navigate the challenges they face.

Positive Outcome
96% of Girls Inc. girls feel pregnancy would interfere with their schoolwork.

Girls increase their understanding of health issues affecting them, their families, and their communities. They develop the motivation and practical skills to take charge of their health today and throughout their lives.

77% say they are happy with their how their bodies look

73% say it is not important to look like the girls and women they see on television

80% of Girls Inc. girls teens believe they could handle harder science or math

Positive Outcome
89% of Girls inc. girls find science or math interesting.

Girls participate in hands-on program activities that expand upon and support their school-based learning. Girls learn the skills and knowledge to set goals, overcome obstacles, and improve academic performance.

79% of Girls Inc. teens are on track to graduate high school on time

Girls Inc. girls are invested in their education and 95% say they care about doing well in school

80% of Girls Inc. girls teens believe they could handle harder science or math

Positive Outcome
92% of Girls Inc. teens say they can use what they know to solve “real-life” problems in their communities.

Girls participate in program activities and experiences that build the learning, skills, and behaviors that increase confidence and resilience, enabling them to set and achieve their goals and lead productive, independent and fulfilling lives.

90% of girls stated they are hopeful about their futures

82% of Girls Inc. teens know they have a responsibility to improve their communities

Three elements are critical to successful outcomes:



Trained staff and volunteers who build lasting, mentoring relationships. Our staff take the time to engage with families, encourage girls to pursue leadership positions, and serve as role models.



Girls-only, physically and emotionally safe; where there is a sisterhood of support, high expectations, and mutual respect.



Research-based, hands-on and minds-on, age-appropriate, meeting the needs of today’s girls. Our trained staff develop locally-focused programs that ensure girls are exposed to new experiences.